The Houston Astros plan to attend White House ceremony honoring World Series win

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The Houston Astros plan to attend White House ceremony honoring World Series win

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Jose Altuve #27 and Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros celebrate after a two-run home run by Carlos Correa in game five of the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros plan to accept the White House invitation to celebrate their championship, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Astros won the 2017 World Series in Game 7 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Nov. 1.

"This is a tradition and an honor," Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "For many people, this might be their only time to ever be invited to the White House. And as the representatives of baseball and the World Series champs, when the White House calls and invites you to come up, it's something that as an organization we felt both a responsibility and an obligation to be part of."

It was reported the Golden State Warriors planned to reject their White House invitation after winning the 2017 NBA Finals this summer.

Point guard Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala were two of the Warriors’ players who said they would not attend if given the option.

When President Donald Trump caught wind of several players’ negativity surrounding a White House visit, Trump said he rescinded the invitation.

The NCAA-champion South Carolina women’s basketball team also chose not to attend the White House ceremony.

After their championship wins, the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers chose to attend the ceremony while Trump was in office.

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